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Why You Should Apply Data To Your Teeth

THANKS TO TECHNOLOGY you’re already aware that you log 10,000 steps a day, get about three hours of REM sleep a night, and rarely exceed your allotted daily 2,200 calories. But how much data are you collecting about your plaque buildup?

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With Wearable Tech Deals, New Player Data Is Up for Grabs

The University of Michigan football team took the field for its season opener on Sept. 3 accompanied by Michael Jordan, the team’s honorary captain for the game, in uniforms bearing his signature Jumpman logo. Such pageantry is the fruit of a new apparel contract, worth about $170 million, between...

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Aug 9, 2016

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Deirdre

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An Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri for healthcare: Closer than we think?

In the musical "Hamilton," George Washington exclaims: “We are outgunned, outmanned, outnumbered, outplanned. We gotta make an all-out stand. Ayo, I’m gonna need a right-hand man.” I recently saw this performance and the remark made me think to myself: Like George and his nascent collection of...

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Aug 8, 2016

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Remi

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Watch out, ladies: Your period-tracking app could be leaking personal data

For years, millions of women have used mobile apps to help track their menstrual cycles and get a better handle on their fertility. But now, it turns out, some of those apps may have been leaking this intimate information.

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Aug 8, 2016

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Emily S

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How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

There are apps that can help people with diabetes keep track of their blood sugar and apps that can attach to a blood pressure cuff and store blood pressure information. I use an app called ZocDoc to schedule and manage doctor's appointments. Every time I see a therapist or a primary care doctor or...

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Jun 3, 2016

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Emily S

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Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but you can delete the files

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.  The company quietly records many of the conversations that people have around its products.  The feature works as a way of letting people search with their voice, and storing those...

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This University Is Making its Students Wear Fitbits

Oral Roberts University has made it mandatory for all incoming students to wear Fitbits.The college has a fitness requirement as part of what it calls a “Whole Person Education.” Wearable technology is an update to its previous tracking method of recording activity in a fitness journal, according a...

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May 13, 2016

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Emily S

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A Woman Realized She Was Pregnant After She Saw Weird Data On Her Fitbit

A couple from NYC says they found out an important piece of data from a Fitbit: They are expecting their first child.  David told BuzzFeed News that he and his wife, Ivonne, started trying to have a baby a few months ago.  “I knew it was a possibility at any point,” David said of his wife’s...

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How to Check Which Apps Access Your Tweets--And Stop Them

THREE’S A CROWD. But when you go to a website it’s rarely a private line between you and your destination. There are often a few third parties there, too: reading your feed, accessing your data, and crunching your numbers. Maybe you gave them your blessing when you first downloaded them, but did...

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